CRESTED BUTTE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
POSITION: Fire Inspector/Plans Examiner
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full time salaried position
COMPENSATION: $45,000-$65,000 Salaried
(commensurate with experience)
WORK WEEK: Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week
Regular work hours 8:30-5:00 p.m.
REPORTS TO: Fire Chief
The Fire Inspector/Plans Examiner primary responsibilities shall be the administration of the International Fire Code through plan review and inspections. The Fire Chief shall determine priorities and direct all code enforcement actions.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION:
3 years of field experience within the fire service
Fire Fighter I Certification
Within one year, must attain and maintain the, CDFP&C Fire Inspector I- (or ICC equivalent)
and CDFP&C Plans Examiner I – (or ICC equivalent) CDFP&C Fire Suppression System
Current Valid Colorado driver’s license and pass a back ground check.
Knowledge or experience within the construction industry
Must have the ability and interpersonal skills necessary to build positive working
relationships with Fire District personnel, city and county building officials, contractors, the
general public andto conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times.
Must have strong computer skills with knowledge of personal computers, laptop
computers, tablets, and smart phones, Microsoft Office and other software used in the
profession and Fire District.
The Fire Inspector/Plans Examiner must be a self-starter with the ability to work
independently, with limited supervision.
Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing while
demonstrating a professional demeanor and attitude.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of modern fire prevention practices and procedures as they apply to fire and life
safety in homes and businesses
Knowledge of fire drill procedures, safety precautions and procedures in the workplace
Knowledge of educational methods used in fire prevention.
Knowledge of firefighting and basic life support emergency care evolutions, techniques, and
ability to explain such information appropriately.
General knowledge of fire safety laws and methods, rules and regulations.
Ability to read and understand policies, rules, instructions, and written material pertaining to
fire and rescue operations.
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public, staff, and the Fire Chief.
Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
CDFP&C Fire Inspector I- (or ICC equivalent)
CDFP&C Plans Examiner I – (or ICC equivalent)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
Perform plan reviews for new development, new construction, remodels and industrial
processes (includes fire code plan review, suppression systems, fire alarms, etc.)
CBFPD’s Standards and Guidelines Policy and Fire District Policy.
Performs fire inspections, plan reviews and code compliance assignments per the adopted
codes, Fire District amendments to the code, Fire District Standards and Guidelines,
applicablestate, federal codes or regulations.
Create a file on all buildings submitted for plan review. The file should document the
relevant criteria of the review, code references, and all findings determined by the review.
After approval by the Fire Chief, copies of the plan review shall be provided to the building
proponent and Building Official.
Assist in determining the plan check fee pursuant to Fire District Policy. Provide a copy of
the fee for the building proponent, the Building Official and District Manager.
Conduct required inspections of all buildings under construction. Conduct annual routine
inspectionsof all existing commercial buildings and upon request perform “change of
occupancy” or “change of business” inspections. Report findings to the Fire Chief and receive
direction for follow-up or enforcement action.
Maintain a log of all plans reviewed, inspections conducted, and fees collected for the
monthly board reports, with copies to the District Manager and Fire Chief.
Have the ability to utilize, maintain and update our current electronic inspection software.
Responsible for data management on all projects assigned.
Oversee and assist in drafting and maintaining pre-fire plans on all commercial buildings or
any other buildings, subdivisions, wildfire prone areas or areas designated by the Fire Chief.
Work with Fire Chief to maintain adoption of the current code cycles. Suggest upcoming
changes or alterations to CBFPD”s Standards and Guideline Policy base on your knowledge of
the Fire Code and field experience.
Assist with any Fire Division training consistent with the expertise and duties of this position.
Attend staff meetings.
Follow all the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the Crested Butte Fire Protection
Attend necessary meetings as directed by the Fire Chief. Assist in Fire Investigations and
Conducts citizen’s complaints of alleged fire code violations.
Coordinates and delivers public education and prevention programs as assigned.
Perform other tasks as assigned by the Fire Chief.
Ability to lift objects up to 100 lbs., stand and/or sit for long periods of time, be physically fit
to perform all field inspections and operate Fire District vehicles for inspections.
Must be able to climb ladders and stairs
Frequent and long term standing
Must be able to sit and operate computer terminal
Pursue continuing education in this field.
Assist the Fire Chief with any other duties deemed necessary.